Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Depp to play bank robber in new film

Johnny Depp will play a ruthless gangster in his new film. The Hollywood actor will portray renowned bank robber John Dillinger, who is on the run from the FBI, in Public Enemies.

Depp reportedly signed up for the project just hours before the Hollywood premiere of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A source said, "Everyone is delighted to have Johnny on board." Public Enemies is set during the great crime wave of the early 30s, when FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover was chasing a host of infamous criminals, including Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd.

Shooting for the film, which is adapted from the book of the same name by Bryan Burrough, will begin on March 10.